West Nile virus season is over, Oklahoma Health Department official says

This past year, Oklahoma saw more cases of West Nile virus than in any year since the virus first entered the U.S. in 1999. In total, there have been 177 reported cases of the virus, with 12 confirmed deaths.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: November 30, 2012
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The worst West Nile virus season that Oklahoma has ever seen is over, a state Health Department official said Thursday.

Over the past few weeks, there haven’t been any new cases reported of the mosquito-borne virus reported in people or horses, a good sign that mosquitoes are dormant for now, said Kristy Bradley, the state epidemiologist at the state Health Department.

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